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Updated Details on the Disney Vacation Club Expansion for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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Today, Disney released some great new details, as well as renderings, of what both the Disney Vacation Club villas and bungalows will feature at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

First, we’ll take a look at the bungalows. There will be twenty bungalows available to Guests, and they will be able to sleep up to 8. They will feature a plunge pool and will have a spectacular Magic Kingdom view that is perfect for catching the evening fireworks.



Moving over to the Villas, there will be 360 Deluxe Studios in the longhouses. These rooms will sleep up to 5 and can be connected to another Deluxe Studio room. Rooms will also feature bathrooms that are separated into two sections: one with a shower and a sink, and the other with a sink and a tub/shower. Of course, rooms will also have a kitchenette and lots of storage space. Overall, they look simply gorgeous.



Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is undergoing a very large renovation to accommodate guests staying in Disney Vacation Club rooms, with an expanded pool area, a refurbished lobby, and new dining options (such as the recently refurbished Captain Cook’s, the newly introduced Pineapple Lanai, and the upcoming Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.)

The first phase of the renovations, which will include some Disney Vacation Club rooms, is expected to be complete sometime in 2015.

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Rikki Niblett

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5 thoughts on “Updated Details on the Disney Vacation Club Expansion for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • DisneyDad

    Thanks, Rikki! Excellent research–the bungalows look especially inviting. 🙂

  • CypressBender

    “Rooms will also feature bathrooms that will be separated into two sections, one with a shower and a sink and the other with a sink and a tub/shower.” Did you mean “toilet” for one of those sections?

    • David Davies

      This is how Disney described the bathrooms (click the “Disney” link in the first sentence), so we’re not sure. If it’s like Disney Cruise Line, there will indeed be a toilet and sink in one part and a tub/shower and sink in the other.

  • Janet Sala

    Thank you for the update, Rikki! We just got back from a five-night stay in the Rarotonga Longhouse. The cast members at the Polynesian are all excited about the updates. They had been hoping to have the new lobby open in time for the holiday rush, but from what we could see, it would need a seasonal miracle to have that happen.

    It’s a beautiful resort and will certainly be a jewel in the DVC crown.

    • Hi Janet! I was at the Poly a few weeks ago, and I too noticed the excitement from the Cast. It was also so incredible to see how quick they were working on that lobby! One day as I was walking through they were quickly dismantling the temporary wall on one side, and the next day, the new check-in desks were open and they were working on putting up a temporary wall for the other side. They were definitely trying to rush at that point for the Holiday season, but like you, I think it will be a miracle if it’s actually done. 🙂

      I agree that the rooms are beautiful. It’s just too bad they’ll cost and arm, a leg, and a kidney. 😉

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